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been ranked the number one hospital in the country for each year over the last 20 years by u.s. news and world reports. >>> hospital violence is a growing threat. since 1995, there have been 256 reports of violent crimes in medical centers, a number that's risen over the past three years. >>> a 22-year-old woman is in the hospital this morning after police say she was imprisoned in baltimore county in an apartment and beaten. germaine smith-bey drove her to the medical center claiming they found the friend in condition. once she woke up from a coma two weeks later, they learned the so-called good samaritans are suspects. according to authorities, smith-bey and king repeatedly beat the woman and kept her locked into the reisterstown apartment. police say money was likely the motive in the crime. >> somehow they were able to get ahold of her bank card, and they were using her bank card to remove money from the bank machine, the money she was receiving from social security income. >> the doctors at gbmc found the victim. she's been blinded in one eye, part of her upper lip is missing.
Sep 17, 2010 6:30am EDT
continues to recover from such a huge scare. linda so joins us live with more. linda? >> reporter: it's got to be on everyone's minds especially those who come here today. i can tell you good news. the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery yesterday. at last check remains in stable condition here at hopkins. it was a chaotic scene on the eighth floor of the nelson building. the sprawling medical building was put on lockdown after paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot dr. david in the symptom mick. he believed doctors had failed his mother and prompted him to shoot the doctor. pardus then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head and turned the gun on himself. news of the shooting had people with relatives who work here at hopkins scrambling to get to the scene. >> my brother finally contacted her and at least we know that she answered the phone and is okay. >> a metal detector might have kept pardus from bringing the gun into hopkins. officials know there are more than 80 entrances and to have a detector at every door is near impossible. they will review security